The deadliest occupational group for men was "construction and extraction," with a suicide rate of 53.2 per 100,000 in 2015. For women, the deadliest group was "arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media," with a suicide rate of 15.6 per 100,000.
With the law and the public's attitude relaxing toward marijuana, people are opening up about their smoking habits. Surveying those 18 and older in Colorado, the CDC learned that the occupational group it categorized as "art-design-entertainment-sports-media" is the state's top cannabis consumer. Which profession smoked the least? Here's the answer ...
Society told PhD students that the world would be theirs one day. In truth, after six (or more) years of grueling work, PhDs find themselves exhausted, indebted and unemployable. Facing this reality, is it really any wonder there's evidence of a serious mental health crisis among graduate students?
Conventional wisdom suggests that occupations associated with low socioeconomic status – such as construction, extraction and maintenance jobs – would be linked to the greatest number of ALS and Parkinson's deaths because of workers' environmental exposures to chemicals. But the CDC found the opposite to be true.
The occupational groups community & social services, and transportation & material moving, had the greatest percentage of workers who met two or fewer cardiovascular health metrics. That means these workers may be at the highest risk of cardiovascular disease as compared to everyone else.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released its most recent data on the deadliest jobs in America. As usual, the "farming, fishing, and forestry" occupation group was the worst. But what's alarming is that the top three occupation groups with the highest suicide rates are also ranked within the top four deadliest occupation groups.